Here Come The Mice: How To Keep Them Out Of Your House This Winter

Winter is on the way, and so are the mice. As soon as the weather turns cold, the rodents are going to be heading for warmer nesting places. If you're not prepared, your home could be their chosen target. The last thing you want is to share your home with mice this winter. Before you open the doors for the local rodent hotel this winter, take the steps described below to send them running:

Schedule Pest Control Services

Mice are more than just a nuisance. They bring disease with them wherever they go. Some of the diseases they carry include leptospirosis, rat-bite fever, and salmonella. Before winter arrives, you should schedule pest control services. Don't wait until you're facing an infestation to get the professional help you'll need to keep them away. They can identify the areas of your home that are the most accessible to mice.

Bring on the Peppermint Oil

Once the weather turns cold, your home can start smelling rather musty. You can get rid of the musty odors, keep the mice away by spritzing your home with peppermint oil. Mice are deterred by many natural aromas. Peppermint oil is one of those natural aromas. One of the good things about peppermint oil is that you can use it throughout the house. Soak several cotton balls with peppermint oil, and place them in each room of your home, especially your drawers. For larger areas, you can fill a spray bottle with water, and add about ½ teaspoon of peppermint oil. Spray the peppermint oil throughout your house. Not only will your home be free of mice, but it will smell minty fresh too.

Repel With Pepper Spray

If you've got a bigger mouse problem, you'll need a stronger repellent. Homemade pepper spray will get rid of the mice and keep them away. You're going to need about a pound of Habanero peppers. Fill a pan with water and add the Habanero peppers. Allow the peppers to boil in the water for at least 30 minutes. Once the water has cooled, pour it into a spray bottle and spray it into your cabinets and around the perimeter of your home.

Don't let your home become a winter haven for mice. Take control of the situation by following the suggestions provided here. With professional pest control services, and the natural repellents described here, you can keep mice away all winter long.

Contact a company like Choice Pest Control for more information and assistance.